I figured the first thing y’all want to know is who we have with us in the truck.
Aliy left Ernie with Wendy in Carmacks. He hadn’t been eating very well in the first two checkpoints and therefore simply didn’t have enough fuel to continue. He has been happily eating his fish snacks and broth since then and slept in the cab of the truck with Wendy as she drove to Pelly. Give him a few days and he’ll be back to his normal sweet self.
Aliy was disappointed she couldn't take him along; we are always rooting for anyone from that "Five" litter to achieve.
Allen left Daisy with us in Pelly Crossing. She was fine coming into the checkpoint, the whole team looked great, but when he got them up to leave after resting for 2.5 hours he noticed her hobbling on her back leg and she had some slight swelling. The vet was on hand immediately to take a look and he believes it is nothing too serious, just some inflammation that rest and meds should take care of. She is asleep in the truck with some beef snacks to wake up to.
Allen was sad to leave her, she had been so strong coming in to the race and had been doing really well up until then. He will miss her on the team.
Pelly Crossing update coming shortly…